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Nintendo ds nds console

I bought the console new for Xmas. No problems whatsoever until one week ago. The machine will no longer charge. When initially attaching the cable and switching on, the orange light flashes once and the DS then powers off. There is clearly nothing wrong with the cable (which sets off the light in the first place).  I look forward to hearing from you A.S.A.P. Nick Purdy

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You probably have to send it to Nintendo to have it repaired (That is what I had to with mine). Go to the site and check to see if it is still under warranty.

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